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are against, but what you are for. the brilliance of your contract with america back in 1994 is that you had the presence of mind to lay out for the american people, whether they agreed or disagreed, you laid out an agenda of 10 things that you and your party would do if america gave you the chance to run the house. you were for something, as opposed to simply being against something. where is that in the part of your party right now? >> id is not covered as much because of the nature of the news media and because republicans do not push it hard enough. john boehner's plan was pretty good, they had a pretty good health plan that was modest within the congressional budget office, but to get anything covered like that, you have got to be maniacal in talking about it until all of your friends think that you are crazy and the average person is just beginning to hear you. republicans do not quite have the discipline and focus to say on these topics the way that they should. another point on which i agree with you entirely, i have an article coming out next month where i outline a new approach to
>>> hello everyone. >> you are here live. >> yes you are. >> for the ports america new year's spectacular. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm denise koch. as kai said we're live at the port, ready to ring in the new year. >> we have cameras way down south as the clock is counting down. >> it is going on as scheduled at midnight. in just about an hour. and you're going to be able to see it live right here if you stay with us. >> the weather has been a factor, at least in terms of visibility in the area. as far as we know, the fireworks are going to take place. i think that's probably to the delight of all the people who took the time to come down here tonight. as well as people sitting on their couches at home. >> if you're at home, you may have the best seat in the house. there are people who are been out here all evening waiting for these fireworks. gigi. >> you are right, everyone is ready. people have been out here for hours waiting, despite the rain. the music is pumping behind me. we were able to talk to some folks earlier tonight, to find out why they do this. they come out h
policy toward latin america with a political science professor. and then a conversation on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. ho
continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our country. i think the victory of brown can't be overstated not just brown but the recent developments in new jersey and virginia now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave sweeping the country telling politicians in d.c. the status co-is not acceptable. >> greta: from -- the status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened. was it a misstep? >> i don't think it was a misstep it
politicians in america there at that time. he knew i would be a political problem for them. he started making my life interesting. he was tickineting my car wherever i part. the attorney general investigated why the city police were tapping my office phones. it was a really frustrating time. i began to question why i got involved with government, why i even did this. i was doing a good job as a young attorney. i was thinking government was not the answer. this was a waste of my time. i was coming home that night. i was living in high-rise housing. the tenant president as i was walking home greeted me. she asked me what was wrong. i told her i did not have time, i just wanted to go home. she told me not to walk past year and to come give her a hug -- she told me not to walk past her and to give her a hug. [laughter] these are the times when you want to go home and go to bed. here i was hugging this woman. she asked me what was wrong. i was angry. i have vented on her a year of frustration. she is a woman of dignity. she is small but she is a figure you can look up to. she looked at me with her
an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he ordered improvements in the system for putting people on the no-fly list. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this review is really a stinging indictment of the intelligence community. >> reporter: it certainly is, katie. the report says that intelligence agencies kne
. on the one hand, he's the president. directing america's formidable might to ease the plight of millions in haiti. on the other, he's the de facto head of the democratic party. a party that just suffered a major electoral loss. there's lots of analysis what went wrong for the democrats, whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or sxrit what else this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's approval ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan, bill clinton, jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union. and 43, because of 9/11. and the rallying effect that had on the presidency. so obama's situation is not dramatically worse than many of his predecessors which means it can be corrected. but what should he do? i would put it very simply. obama needs to start acting like a president and particularly the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president but a prime minister. he's no
for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew. the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you. >> greta: that is martha folkly. we're waiting for scott brown to speak. right now sara palin joins us by phone to the author of the megabestseller "going rogue" and a fox news political contributor. nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stand of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> this is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across the country. i think this can't be overstated. not just brown but look at the recent developments in new jersey, virginia. now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave telling politicians in washington, d.c. status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened? what is there a miss step? what happened? >> i don't think it was a misstep on her part but it was this over all message of, arrogance just goes around, common sense victory is what is going to be seen coming from scott brown's candid
, directing america's formidable right to help the ease in haiti. he is the head of the democratic party, the party that just suffered a major electoral loss. a lot of analysis of what went wrong for the democrats of whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or to the right and what all this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's presidential ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan and bill clinton and jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and number 43 because of the rallying effect on the presidency. it is not much worse than his predecessors so it can be corrected. what should he do? obama needs to start acting like a president and, particularly, the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president, but a prime minister. he has not outlined a broad vision for the country and put forward grand plans to solve the nation's problems. instead, his white house has been
-span's "america and the courts." n/a 524 decision, the supreme court struck down limits on contributing to political campaigns from corporations. anthony kennedy delivered the opinion. in it, he broke the government may not suppress political speech. a sufficient interest justifies political speech by nonprofit or for-profit opinions. shortly after the court announced its decision, floyd abrams, the attorney who argued on behalf of mitch mcconnell and citizens united president david bossie sport with reporters. >> i represented mitch mcconnell in the case and was one of the lawyers who argued it in the supreme court. this is an extraordinarily triumphant day. the court has ruled that corporations, unions, and all the rest of us may participate freely and openly and spend money on the electoral and political matters. this decision is a long time coming, and as the opinion of justice kennedy makes clear, it involves the reversal of two prior opinions, one involving senator mcconnell, one two years before. the core of it all is that the right to participate in, participate about and be hea
happened here in mass mats can happen all over america! -- here in massachusetts, can happen all over america! >> sean: we are one day removed from the shot heard round the world the stunning come from behind victory by republican scott brown in the massachusetts special election. the sweeping victory by the gop in the bluest of blue states no doubt has democrats across the country extremely worried about their chances for reelection. on behalf of the rest of the nation massachusetts voters put an abrupt end to the democrats' super majority in the senate now the health care reform bill is in serious jeopardy. earlier today a defeated president began to back frank on his party threats of shoving health care reform down your throat. >> i just want to make sure this is off the table. the senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until scott brown is seated. the people of massachusetts spoke. >> sean: i doubt this is how the president envisioned celebrating his one year anniversary since his inauguration. americans are sending a clear message to the president and his allies i
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
with you. i want to talk about what you do for america and also what america needs to do for all of you. from day one this has been a mission of mine, along with the vice president's i wife, dr. jill biden, my dear, dear friend and blue star mom herself, who has been a tireless advocate in support of our extraordinary national guard and reserve members and their families, jill and i have been working hard on this. one of the first things that we wanted to do was to first listen and learn. so with many of you we had a series of round table discussions -- roundtable discussions, thank you-all with our military spouses. we met with deborah and sandy and other wives of the joint chiefs to get their advice and guidance on how to develop our initiatives. that was incredibly helpful. we also met with the senior enlisted advisors wives to discuss what's working in the ranks and what also can be improved. these conversations gave jill and i just really critical guidance and insight for what would be our subsequent visits to bases and military communities around the country. and as i think back o
and we will talk to jason deparle about poverty in america and the economy. from the nation's capital, this is " washington journal." host: the supreme court ruled 5- 4 to allow corporations to spend as much as the want to support or oppose individual candidates. the ruling is likely to also allow labor unions to send unlimited funds. the justices kept in place, though, a century old ban on corporate donations directly to any one candidate. let us kickoff today's " washington journal" talking about the supreme court decision. the phone lines -- send us a tweet at c-spanwj or e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. "the washington post" on this story. the court also overturned a ban on corporations and unions airing campaign ads in the 30 days before primary and 60 days before a general election. also in "the washington post" this morning they talk about the reaction on capitol hill. inside "the washington post" its quotes senator charles schumer -- bound to push for new restrictions on corporate political spending, including limits for companies with government contracts, sharehold
day, arrested thanks to a couple watching "america's most wanted." >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> it looks like vacation is over out there. accident location at johnnycake and woodlawn. it is icy in that area, and that does involve a pedestrian struck. another one involving a pedestrian at orleans and lochwood avenue. " will place forming around the area at southbound 95, and southbound 795. normal delays on the outer loop. adelphi road and joppa farm road, and as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, curtis creek drop bridge will shut down due to road work. that is expected to be in place until february 12. watch for delays this morning as we get closer to 9:00 a.m.. not too bad on the west side. you are going to get a little bit heavier ones who get to the baltimore national pike. looking hectic here. white marsh to the beltway northeast. sandra has a check on the forecast. >> cluster yet again today. -- plus three yet again t
clinton, boxer or briefs? in south carolina, it's graham or demint? >> only in america can laindsay gram be perceived as moving left. >> yes. we got in last night at 1:30, and, you know, i'm feeling a little loopy on two hours of sleep. she's actually loopy on eight hours so when she's on two hours, geez. >> you had to tie her down. she comes into work regardless. >> it's hard to be a best-selling author, but she handles it well. >> she'll be with us on monday, loopy and beloved. we have a lot to talk about today, and why don't we start with news and after that, we'll talk about leno, and looks like the white house may be reconsidering to try khalid shaikh mohammed in new york city. >>> president obama working to sell his revamped economic message to the american people. the president will be in baltimore today to outline specifics on his job plan. part of the president's larger agenda aimed at reducing the deficit, regulating banks, health care, into the fall mid term elections. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. i want them working with us to solve problems, facing working fa
on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to end up as a nation of cardiac cripples. >>
that the service industry grew less than forecast. [ baby crying ] that's america's most important industry, for heaven's sake. we got data from the employment service showing jobs still aren't coming back. no doubt a prelude to the all-important, hey, i be the cliche king, employment report. it could truly stink up the joint. the fed in its cryptic minutes -- >> they know nothing! >> said the economy in 2010 will be subdued. a total bummer from uncle ben. i want to witch to minute rice. google smartphone. doesn't seem so smart after all. dummkopf phone. like a rotten granny smith. these are the two important stocks out there. and could sink a bull battleship when they go negative. looked like we would get mauled this morning. i sensed it. the bear was back. the market -- instead, i thought i see a slaughterhouse coming. if not slaughterhouse, maybe "slaughterhouse five." not this time. we're way overbought meaning there's been way too much buying, not enough selling, driving stocks up too far too fast. i consider it a greed indicator. i monitored this one like a hawk. and the markets overb
in the people of america not just the government of america. >> sean: i agree. i think this arrogance and i think misinterpretation of the last elections' results. if you got to bribe senators to support your health care plan and buy off unions to support your health care plan and you are not going to keep your promise to be transparent and put it on c-span it seems this is a reaction to that arrogance do you agree with that analysis? >> i do. i think a lot of people will look at the campaign issue by issue to understand why scott brown has been so successful. it is really the attitude of are call them the neomonarchists in washington who believe big government is better, smarter, wiser than the people is happening in massachusetts the citizens here are saying no, we want a government that responds to the people of america and does not spoken to the ideologues and left wing of the democratic party. >> sean: what does it say about the president? you believe this is a referendum on barack obama's agenda. now, if this comes out, we have 63%, this just coming in, it is still 53-46. we don't ha
my press credentials because there is no reason why i private citizen in the united states of america... >> i want to just, this is the part you're holding up credentials. he's in your face being overly aggressive here. then, you have the right to walk on a street. don't you? >> yes. any citizen as right to walk on -- anyone has right to walk on public streets in washington, d.c.. and approach a candidate running for elective office. the question the candidate has a right not to answer. and reporters are right to -- have a right to repeat their questions. i've spoken to cokely before. >> last question. we're running out of time. you only wanted to ask about comments all terrorists left afghanistan. it's a good question. she said she's not privy to the facts surrounding this incident of we have a picture. she's looking at you on the ground. >> i mean, she could have asked any, that operative working on the campaign what happened. she was walking a little bit of'd of me. she heard the clanging and she turned around when she saw that. i believe. i was on the ground. i don't know exactly
him. there's no reason a private citizen in the united states of america -- >> sean: this is the part where you are holding up your credential, getting in your face being overly aggressive. you have the right to walk on a street, don't you? >> yes, any citizen has the right to walk on the streets public streets in washington, d.c. and approach a candidate running for elective office. the candidate has the right not to answer. reporters have a right to repeat their questions. i've spoken to coakley before and she answered some of my questions. >> sean: you only wanted to ask about her comment that alter s have left afghanistan, which is ab hurt. coakley said she is not privy to the facts surrounding the incident. we have that picture, where she is looking right at you on the ground. is that disingenuous? >> i mean, she could have easily asked the operative working on her campaign what happened. she was walking a little ahead of me. she heard the clanking and she turned around when she saw that i believe. again, i was on the ground so i don't know which way she was looking when the push
to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us who are unemployed. he gave no remarks, no speech, anything about helping us who are running out of unemployment. he did not talk about helping us to extend these unemployment benefits for all of us who are running out. a lot of us will become homeless. host: what caller: did you do i was a maintenance engineer. host: he focused a lot on it jobs -- and what are you worried about? good luck. next, antonio, an independent. caller: yes, i want to say something about mr. obama last night. the speech was mediocre, same song. i hope the people in this country realize the condition this country is in. forget the war, there is one song in italia that says [ quality and italian words] -- america is a beautiful country. no one can beat us, and if we want we can do. we need to thrive these things going on in the washington for so many years. they don't care for the everyday people. host: antonio says words, words, words. there is a project at the university that keeps all kinds of statistics on presidential speeches. about
change america. you were in iowa with me all of the republicans that streamed through in early january 2008, they were so hopeful. they said this guy will be so different. he's not a crazy left winger, not a product of the '60s. that's why he won iowa. in fact, that's why he won in 2008. we saw with the stimulus bill, with cap and trade, health care reform, every step of the way, mika, he chose to take nancy pelosi's approach, and henry waxman's approach, and barney frank's approach instead of iowa's approach and this is where it landed him. >> tell us a little bit, given what joe was saying, we hear from the white house one thing, but i was reading tweets all night long. give us a sense of what you're hearing on the ground in terms of how people feel. not only in terms of the direction of the administration, but why they vote for scott brown. >> massachusetts, arguably the most democratic state in this country, don't want someone who is beholden to a party. and how you govern like that and pass legislation, i don't know, because as a party you have to come together on issues and make
. >> there is a bull market somewhere. >> you can't afford to miss it. > hey, i'm cramer. welcome to cramer america. a lot of people want to make friends. trying to save you some of money. my job, to entertain. call me. never get complaisant. always challenge your thesis whether it's positive or negative. look for evidence that could improve your perspective. that's what i always do because you know i'm not always positive on this stock market right now. not at all. with the averages, dow down 53 points, s&p 500 up nearly 1%. and most important, the nasdaq -- fire in the hole -- down 32 points. hey, all that bears me out, doesn't it? the pun's intended. right now my view is things are going wrong and they're going wrong bad. why? because stocks have to pass through the seal of the president of your 401(k) and the grip of a chinese government. mandated slow down. that means everything from apple to amazon, from bank of america to caterpillar must go through a gauntlet and this gauntlet is worse than that of clint eastwood. in the classic film of the same name. what happens if one of those loses its
works in haiti, but if we do nothing, in 10 years one of every $5 in the united states of america will be spent on health care. and in 30 years one of every $3 will be spent on health care in the united states of america. that is unsustainable. that is an unsustainable road for us to go down and people will then look 10 years from now and 20 years from now and 30 years from now and they'll ask, who was representing western pennsylvania when they had a chance to tackle health care reform? who was representing connecticut? who was representing northeast ohio? when the bell rang to step up and make these changes. i yield to my friend from western p.a. >> i thank the gentleman and i thank him for his kind words as well. he hit the nail right on the head, madam speaker. that we, i think it's appropriate today to take a look at what was happening one year ago today. a year ago today the budget deficit was forecast by the congressional budget office for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2009, to be $1.8 trillion. the jobs that were lost in the month of january were more than 700,000 j
in america and there is no significant effort to reduce the deficit and get us on a path to a balanced budget. we need to cut the spending. we need to have a line-item veto. we need to have budgets into law. we need a package of reforms that by the way, senator evan bayh and proposed just yesterday to get us out of this mortgaging of our children's futures. >> sean: last question. he did say at one point i do not accept second place for thist. is there an acknowledgement maybe there that he thinks at this point america is in second place? >> well, there's no doubt that unless we reverse our policies we cannot afford to have china own 800 billions of our treasury notes and 3 1/2 trillion owned by foreigners. we cannot, economic strength means military strength and vice versa we've got to restore our economy with jobs. >> sean: thanks senator mccain,. >> coming up much more on the president's state of the union address. reaction from sarah palin, pennsylvania governor rendell. frank lutz with the focus group life in philly many now time for our text voting poll. we are asking how you think the
this on my facebook page, just search chuck roberts hln to bring it up. julie says, absolutely, america is the land of opportunity. that's why everyone wants to move here. if they have applied for legal status and meet all the requirements, why not? jeff said they should be able to enroll. once in class ins can find them, arrest them and deport them. deport them. we have patrick on a plane on the tarmac in jacksonville. is that right? patrick, can you hear me? all right. he's gone. i'm sorry. you have to shut that phone down when they tell you to. i understand. linda's on the line in maine. where are you on this, linda? what do you think? >> caller: it comes to the blien bottom line. they are breaking laws and getting benefits for it. i don't understand it. our kids don't get a lot of benefits they should. why should people be given special rights because they are here illegally? they are breaking the law. >> well, they are applying for status, paying the bills, paying their taxes, trying to be civically responsible. once they are citizen ises it's okay? >> if they became citizens i can
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused, and perhaps these facts are not well-known to you, but i thought i'd remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now, while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did in fact veto any changes that we made in economic policy . that economic policy, which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the brucks under the economic poll -- bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue because in fact the proposals that you have made essentially mirror the proposals that were made in
to amazon, from bank of america to caterpillar must go through a gauntlet and this gauntlet is worse than that of clint eastwood. what happens if one of those loses its ability to crush us? remember, if you challenge your thesis, the stock that is passing through the strait has gone down enough to be considered a comeback name. it's a blood letting to turn bush. and that's precisely what we'll be looking for, evidence in next week's game plan. i think it's possible that the stocks and health care stocks could soon reach the point where obama can't hurt them anymore. the financial space is going to go higher because perhaps we've reached the peak of populous political antibanking certainty where we no longer worry about mankind being crucified on the cross. there's only so low you can demagogue this. as for health care, even though barack obama didn't back down, it's not obama that matters. it's congress. and in congress he simply doesn't have the votes. so there's two areas where the stock sailors may be able to escape sill l lalaa. ah, but the karibdas, that is a different story. that is
-span. she said people say a lot of things. in america in 2010 the american public sees their future being lost because of out of control spending, they want us to do what we say we will do. president obama's biggest problem is that he ran a campaign promising one thing and he did another. that catches us all eventually, if you do that. >> greta: is it arrogance? >> i think it is trying to win at any and all costs. the politicians in this town believe if you don't pass health care on the democratic side you are going to suffer. that's what happened to president clinton. they never understood the american people are looking at what we do when we campaign and the way we govern. i think was a detachment and a sense of arrogance i'm going to get this bill through, no matter what. >> greta: senator, thank you. we are live until 11 p.m. with the latest on yesterday's bombshell election in massachusetts. >> next, is the nuclear option coming? >> by the way what is the nuclear option? if you don't know you need to sit where you are because you are about to find out. three questions answered: one,
election came about because we lost someone very, very dear to massachusetts and to america, senator ted kennedy was a tireless worker and a big-hearted public servant. and for most of his lifetime was a force like no other in this state. the first call i made was to his wife vicki and i told her that his name will always command the affection and respect by the people of massachusetts. and i said, we feel the same about her. there's no replacing a man like that, but tonight i honor the memory and i pledge to be the very best and try to be a worthy successor to the late senator kennedy. >> and here's some of what attorney general martha coakley said tonight at her concession speech. let's listen. >> anyone who's been out on the campaign trail, particularly in this race, has seen the anger of folks who are frustrated, concerned. they are angry about health care issues and they're angry about our two wars, our inability to properly care for those who return home after fighting. i had hoped in the best interests of our state and the country to go to washington to address these issues. i hop
and the democratic party. and i think it is a really good thing that america is waking up, that they are seeing through this because of the tyrannical dictatorships, the way that nancy pelosi and harry reid are trying to push through this against the will of the american people. but if mr. brown loses the election, jamming down health care down the throats of the american people is nothing compared to what they are going to do. they will find some crisis, some way that they will continue to keep the power and before we know it we will have a hammer and sickle for a flag over the white house. host: on the republican line, joining us from san francisco. caller: good morning. it is a wonderful morning when we can have massachusetts, a historical state, help us, the american people to fight back what we see here. we have been so betrayed, we feel. the nation is in a mess. we all know what happened when we went into this financial crisis. we know that president clinton put out a lot -- that he change what existed in the banking system. and there he put in larry summers to deregulate everything. that
state are basically saying to the rest of america, don't do for america you did in massachusetts. the premiums have gone up 30%. >> neil: scott brown was behind that with mitt romney. >> but now he's saying pretty clearly, i will block healthcare reform for the rest of the country. >> neil: he finds a lot he likes. was it black and white? sure. he said make me the 41st vote. i will block healthcare reform and we'll go back to the beginning and do it all over again. when he talks about healthcare reform, what he talks about is what i talk about, john mccain talked about. market reform. let's do tort reform. get all that unnecessary medical malpractice, hundreds of millions, possibly billions, that we waste on that out of the system. democrats don't want to touch that which kills it as a bipartisan reform. second, let's have the ability to buy health insurance all over the country. that will drive the price down, not up the way it did in massachusetts. third, do it through the tax code, give everybody a tax exemption to buy health insurance to make the product marketable. >> neil:
-month manhunt ended thanks to a motel manager who was watching "america's most wanted." stephanie sy reports. >> reporter: after more than a month on the lam, paul her ring was arrested saturday night. the 35-year-old is accused of gunning down his twin cities, elderly aunt, and cousin's 6-year-old daughter on thanksgiving. >> i'm really happy that, you know, the monster's in a cane. >> reporter: after months of plastering florida neighborhoods with wanted posters, it was a few seconds on tv that led to the arrest. the owners of the motel saw his picture flash on-screen during a commercial for "america's most wanted." >> there was no doubt because we have a big-screen tv in the house. it just shocked him to the core and he came up front and he says, i can't believe this, but he's upstairs. >> reporter: it was the fourth time the story aired on the program. with an urgent plea from john walsh. >> few stories have made me as angry or as sad as our first case tonight. >> reporter: in 20 years, "america's most wanted" has helped to put more than 1,000 criminals behind bars. >> have you seen jayc
, the pundits said, people have spoken-- 100,000 of them, at least-- and america is red again.ñr listen to the right's partisan boom box: >> republicans are starting to go where no republicans have gone before-- places, strange places, for republicans-- like new jersey, and possibly now massachusetts. >> tonight everything-- yes, everything-- is turned upside down. the political impossible has happened. >> this was a center-right country, even in massachusetts, repudiating a left agenda. this is not rocket science. >> moyers: but let's get another take on the news from two avowed progressives known for their candor and clarity. melissa harris-lacewell is an associate professor of politics and african american studies at princeton university. her commentary and analysis have appeared in publications across the country. she's at work on a new book titled, "sister citizen: a text for colored girls who've considered politics when being strong wasn't enough." eric alterman is distinguished professor of english and journalism at brooklyn college, and a professor of journalism at the city univ
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